Monday, January 18, 2016

She's Moving Out

So this is exciting...baby girl is moving out of the crib and into her big girl bed!

And you wanna know what's even more exciting?!?!  I didn't shed a single tear!

Having a daughter now is awesome in so many ways, but let me say that being allowed to do all things girly (someday, she may prefer not girly so I'm doing it now while her opinion isn't a factor) and creating and decorating a big girl room...for now, it just might top the list!

I have been looking forward to this for quite some time.  I've done plenty of Pinterest browsing and pinning, and have decided that THIS would be my dream room for Ruby.  The bright white with the color palate is dreamy, and I'm so excited to incorporate some of those decor elements into her room.

And we're on our way to turning Ruby's nursery into Ruby's room, beginning with a new bed.  Long story short, I was able to find her headboard, footboard and rails on Craigslist for $40.  What?!?!  The downside to that was that the bed was located in Ann Arbor ... but we solved that problem by taking a 30 minute detour on our way home from the Detroit Zoo last summer to pick it up.  Awesomesauce.  We ordered a new mattress set just prior to Christmas and after we picked it up on Friday, we got the bed together on Saturday.

It's a perfect fit!
{To the safety police, the mini blind cord was secured and a side rail was placed just after taking this photo!}

We're going to play this transition by ear and see how things go.  Both boys went from crib to toddler bed, of which we no longer own, and it just made the best sense for Ruby to go straight to the big bed.  She opted to sleep in her crib on Saturday night, but she did take her nap in the bed yesterday,  There's no rush, but with both the twin bed and the crib in her tiny room - things are a bit cramped!

I'm anxious to get going on decorating (of course!) but at the pace things seem to move around here lately, it'll be a while before I'll be able to get started.  My biggest project will be the quilt I'm wanting to make for her bed.  I purchased fabric last spring and started cutting pieces during the summer...but haven't picked it up since.  Then after that, just a lot of cute, girly, crafty, frilly things...it's gonna be great!


1/29/16
UPDATED TO ADD:

Ruby's new bed is the place to be these days!  






By the Tuesday after this original post, Ruby had said sayanara to her crib and never looked back!  She has successfully transitioned to the twin bed and we all love it!  I hope to get her crib taken down sometime next week...that's when the tears will probably start to fall.





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